Painted ladies, buzzard and white stork

Painted lady, 6 June 2015

This photo shows a painted lady. It was one of two butterflies of that species flying near a bicycle track in Gooilust nature reserve. This butterfly sat down again and again on the cycle track. Sometimes, a cyclist disturbed it, and it flew away, eg, to a tree’s leaves.

Painted ladies are migratory butterflies. This animal’s wings looked worn down from long distance flying, maybe all the way from North Africa to here.

After Gooilust yesterday, today, 6 June 2015, we went there again.

In the water not far from the painted ladies, a coot couple swimming with their chick. A grey heron on the bank flew away.

As we left, a white stork on the meadow.

A buzzard flying overhead.

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